The Hopatcong Woman’s Club sponsors local teens for Girls’ Career Institute (GCI), an annual program held at Douglass College in New Brunswick and sponsored by the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs for high school Junior girls to explore women’s issues and encourage awareness to contemporary problems.
It offers a “mini college experience” on the campus of the Douglass College part of Rutgers University where delegates experience a sample of college life by living in a dorm, eating in a cafeteria, attending lectures and workshops. They learn about career choices from volunteer professional speakers and how to network with other delegates from all over the state of New Jersey. Many attendees establish lasting friendships with one another.
This year’s GCI program is planned for June 6 – 9, 2016 and local interested juniors should contact their school’s guidance counselor for information on the application process. The GCI application must be returned to the Guidance Office by March 11.
Delegates are sponsored and the cost is underwritten by a local NJSFWC club. Delegates are selected on the basis of interest, community service and participation in school activities.
Join the Hopatcong Woman’s Club on the third Wednesday of each month from Sept. through May, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hopatcong Senior Center. Evening meet and greets are held on the same days from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. For more information, call Selma Reichert at 973-770-4989.